It’s Tea Time!

There are many dietary choices that can benefit brain function – including enjoying a cup or two of green tea daily. Green tea has high levels of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is neuroprotective, antiinflammatory, and an antioxidant. Green tea also is a source of L-theanine, which is an amino acid that can improve focus, relieve anxiety, […] Read More

Eat Your Vegetables!

Most of us know we need to eat more vegetables, but for far too many of us vegetables are an afterthought to a meal. It may not surprise you that according to a CDC report in 2017, less than 10% of US adults consumes the recommended 2-3 cups of vegetables per day. Clearly, we have […] Read More

Tuck Yourself Into Bed

When kids are little, parents often rely on a consistent bedtime routine to help them fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. In fact, when my boys were small this bedtime routine was key to sleep for all of us – if the routine varied, sleep was inevitably harder to come by. It is […] Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease Dysfunction -The brain:body nexus -Part 2

In part 1 of this article, I discussed the concept of parabiosis, in which two animals are surgically attached so they share the same blood supply to determine if the physiology in one animal affects the other. Researchers used this technique to show that when normal mice were attached to mice with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), […] Read More

Alzheimer’s Disease Dysfunction -The brain:body nexus -Part 1

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the leading cause of dementia, is a disease of the brain – or is it? A study by University of British Columbia and Chinese scientists published in Molecular Psychiatry* in 2017, suggests future drug therapies may be able to reverse or delay AD without acting directly on the brain, which is a […] Read More

Gathering Your Medical Genealogy

Providing a good medical and family history is a crucial way you can help your healthcare provider make correct diagnosis and treatment plan. It will also helpful for your family to be aware of your health status in the event you aren’t able to speak for yourself or make your own healthcare decisions. Your personal […] Read More

The ABCs of Patient Advocacy

Navigating your way through the current medical system may feel daunting and difficult – What questions do you ask? What treatment do you choose? When do you ask for a second opinion? Learning how to be a strong advocate for yourself and your loved ones will provide you with the confidence and knowledge you need […] Read More

Fat for Your Brain

With fad diets each claiming to improve your health and trim our waistline, it can be confusing to determine the best foods for your cognitive health. In recent years there has been a substantial amount of research on dietary patterns and health, including research specifically on cognitive health – and the findings may surprise you. […] Read More

Curry Spice For Memory

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have discovered that the compound curcumin is able to reverse memory problems and also improve mood. Curcumin is the main biologically active phytochemical compound of Turmeric and gives the spice its bright yellow color and strong taste. Turmeric root is a leafy plant in the ginger […] Read More

Grounding for Reducing Inflammation

Chronic inflammation, which is the long-term activation of the immune system, is thought be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and may even accelerate disease progression. A simple and attractive non-drug approach to reducing inflammation, known as “Grounding,” is gaining interest among researchers and the public. “Grounding” or “Earthing” refers to the direct contact […] Read More